The potential gradient near the ground varies with the season of the year and the hour of the day, and is largely dependent on the weather conditions.
To the south-west of the picturesque belts of palm trees which stretch inland from the northern coast of Bahrein, is a wide space of open sandy plain filled with gigantic tumuli or earth mounds, of which the outer layers of gravel and clay have been hardened by the weather action of centuries to the consistency of conglomerate.
Friday night the weather was warm and clear.
This knob or ridge may be appropriately regarded as an ancient physiographic fossil, inasmuch as, being a monadnock of very remote origin, it has long been preserved from the destructive attack of the weather by burial under sea-floor deposits, and recently laid bare, like ordinary organic fossils of much smaller size, by the removal of part of its cover by normal erosion.
On the twenty-fourth the weather cleared up after a spell of rain, and after dinner Pierre left Moscow.
He cleaned the kitchen, dusted the entire downstairs and, as the weather remained mild, even washed the first floor windows, hoping when and if Cynthia saw them it would not be in the sun.
As if bent on assisting her, the weather turned steamy when it entered the second week of June.
On the nth of August the wind, which had been westerly, turned to the S.E., giving him the weather gage.
The heavens, the sun, the weather or some planet.
The Hungarian peasants are very fond of their natural brown sheep coats, the leather side of which is not lined, but embellished by a very close fancy embroidery, worked upon the leather itself; these garments are reversible, the fur being worn inside when the weather is cold.